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The bigger screen should allow more readable and detailed watch faces, notifications and apps, much like Series 4 's increase " in size few years ago . Apple says it is 20% larger than Series 6 and 50% larger than Series 3. Brighter indoors in always-on mode. (Anew full screen keyboard will now appear for text input, in addition to scribble and dictation options.)
The screen is now curved at the corners, rolling up a little around the case. Haven't seen it in person yet, but have watched an augmented reality 3D model and it shows the subtle side effect.
There are also some new dials: a revamped modular watch face and a numeral distorting watch face with its numbers around the curved edge. But there is still no way to get new watch faces in a store " of watch faces , although Apple's faces have a lot of customization options .
The promises of an mBetter durability
The Watch 7 has an IP6X rating, which is new and promises better resistance to dust. The curved crystal is also 50% thicker, according to Apple, which could lead to fewer cracks. But we haven't tested it yet and still don't know how durable it is (and I won't know until later this fall, whenever the watch arrives). The watch has the same 50 meter water resistance for freshwater, pool or sea swimming as previous recent models.
Faster charge, but not better battery life
Apple touts the Watch 7's fast charging features, which promise 8 hours of battery life on 8 minutes of charge. This is useful, especially when you might have forgotten to charge the watch the night before (or for people wearing Apple Watch in bed for sleep tracking), but the overall battery life of the watch remains the same. Count arounda day and a half of use, based on my previous experience.
No new health features
It lacks, however, some new health features or sensors. Galaxy "Watch 4 recent from Samsung and latest Fitbit "Sense has started to introduce new health sensors like body scan and electrodermal activity, but Apple hasn't introduced anything new on series 7 in terms of health compared to last year. There is also no improvement in battery life or a store " facing the watch .
Price levels to be determined
The AppleWatch Series 7 starts at $ 399, but we don't know the prices for different sizes, LTE-capable models, or for different materials. Expect prices to rise like previous Apple Watches.
WatchOS 8 arrives before Apple Watch Series 7
from Apple. The the "latest version of WatchOS should be available on September 20, adding new cycling features, a redesigned Mindfulness app, and Wallet app in place notes. Perhaps these updates will be enough for current Apple Watch owners, and they won't see the need to upgrade their watches at all.
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The Apple watch line is growing in popularity, especially as its wearable competitors have consolidated. Launch of Apple Fitness Plus subion service at the end of the last year, forces the Watch to take advantage of its video workouts. Apple today announced a new " group training feature 's event, too.
Last year Apple "Watch SE was looking to become a Apple Watch more affordable, but its starting price of $ 279 was still far superior to budget fitness trackers from companies such as Fitbit . "This year the Watch SE and Series 3 remain on sale, with the SE still at $ 279 (£ 269, AU $ 429) and Series 3 at $ 199 (£ 199, AU $ 299).Series 7 internationals have not been announced.